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Rio de Janeiro Street Carnival 2013: Find Great Sunday Blocos

By February 10, 2013

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A band member in the Bangalafumenga parade last Carnival. Photo by Evandro Matheus/Riotur View full-size

Carnival Sunday 2013 in Rio poses a challenge to the reveler's stamina, with tempting free street parades in several neighborhoods, from morning to night.

Bangalafumenga, partying very early, and Cordão do Boitatá are excellent ways to get your day started.

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Cordão do Boitatá. Photo by Fernando Maia/Riotur. View full-size

The day closes with Cacique de Ramos (the Ramos Chief), founded in the Ramos district in 1961 with a symbolic tribute to Brazil's indigenous roots to this day. The bloco made the news during Rio+20 last year when they hosted a celebration for members of indigenous tribes who were at the event's Kari-oca village.

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Members of indigenous tribes visiting Cacique de Ramos during Rio+20. Photo by Alexandre Macieira/Riotur. View full-size
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Members of indigenous tribes visiting Cacique de Ramos during Rio+20. Photo by Alexandre Macieira/Riotur. View full-size

Read more about those great moments of Sunday Carnival and other fabulous free partying in between:

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